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Questions tagged [eyedropper]

Questions about tools that allow the retrieval of a colour from an image, to use or store as a swatch.

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How do I set eyedropper settings using Photoshop ExtendScript (Javascript)?

Is there a way to set Photoshop's eyedropper settings (sample size, sample, show sample ring) in a script? Or, failing that, use the script to find out what the current settings are? Thanks.
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Use Eyedropper to store appearance

I want to have the same appearance (specifically a set opacity for the strokes and fills) for a number of objects. What I expect to do: Create one object and set the appearance as I want it Use the ...
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Is there a way to select the eyedropper tool while typing?

Is there a way to use the eyedropper tool while typing? I cant' type "I" to select it, because that just inserts the letter i.
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Struggling with the eyedropper tool in illustrator sampling colors?

I'm trying to figure out how can I use the eyedropper tool in illustrator like you would in Photoshop? When I try to sample colors outside of the gradient panel/color pallet panel, the tool is not ...
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Adobe Illustrator Eyedropper tool not working properly [closed]

So I've run into this issue a couple times before. Every once in a while the eyedropper tool seems to refuse to select the color I choose and would instead opt for complete black. Here is a video to ...
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Illustrator Eyedropper Tool can't sample the Appearance of grouped objects?

Today while using Illustrator CS6 I encountered an issue where I had multiple groups, each containing a set of text and non-text artwork, and when I tried to copy the Appearance from one group to ...
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Pick up a sample of image with eyedropper tool in CS5

I am new to Photoshop technology and today i want to ask you a question. How do i pick up a sample/ a portion of an image with the Eyedropper tool, instead of picking up a simple color, and then draw ...
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Illustrator: Eyedropper copy only color, not other formatting

Can I copy only the color from another object using the eyedropper without copying other formatting?
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Illustrator CS5 eyedropper tool only picking up black for PDF / screenshot images

I'm using Illustrator CS5, MacBook Air, macOS Sierra. The eyedropper tool is only picking up a mixed black whenever I sample from a PDF or screenshot image. Things I have tried: Restarting computer, ...
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How can I select an object in Illustrator while using the eyedropper tool?

While trying to make a low poly vector portrait, I have to select multiple objects (one by one) while using the eyedropper tool. Is there a keyboard shortcut or trick that may help me speed up the ...
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Illustrator CC eyedropper samples wrong color through mesh in outline mode

I am working on a video tutorial with a gradient mesh. I'm trying to color it realistically according to an image file. My bottommost layer is a template layer with a JPG picture to trace or sample ...
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Illustrator cc: gradient tool — How to take color from the image?

At first I tried the trick with dragging eyedropper, as in Flash 5 (very simple way). Then i tried to use a eyedropper. Update solution I still can not believe that this is the quickest way, I'm sad :...
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Why does the clipped objects position reset when applying eyedropper color to a mask in InDesign CC?

I'm working on an icon project where I have images clipped into circles of varying colors, bleeding off the bottom. I'm also creating a color scheme, in smaller circles, which is then applied to the ...
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Does the eyedropper in Photoshop CS5 behave differently than in CS6?

I'm having this weird issue where I received PSDs to work on, and I'm on a Mac if that has anything to do with it, and I've eye-dropped colors here and there from the darkest pixel whenever the ...
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How to custom color the stroke in Adobe Illustrator?

I am wanting the stroke of the text I'm creating to match the fill color of the text, to give it a 'bolder' look in Adobe Illustrator. I cannot seem to figure out how to eyedrop the custom color for ...
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How do I colorize text with eyedropper?

If I have a text that I want to have the same color as an object I can't select the text and then use the eyedropper tool to get the color from a (for example) rectangle. The text will get the Fill ...